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Avila Spaces and Gin Lovers Create the World’s First Signature Cocktails for a Coworking Space

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Avila Spaces, considered the ‘World’s Best Coworking’ at the Global Startup Awards 2023, has teamed up with Gin Lovers to create the world’s first signature cocktails in a coworking space. At a time when the work experience is one of the top priorities for companies, this is another step towards providing a relaxed atmosphere, as an after-work meeting and networking point.

The new signature cocktails are exclusive to the Cowork Café at Avila Spaces, which opened in January this year in Parque das Nações, the Portuguese company’s third space in Lisbon, after Avila Work City (the first coworking space to be located in a shopping gallery – in the Atrium Saldanha) and the Avila Business Lounge (on Avenida da República).

Created by Gin Lovers’ head bartender Bruno Dias, the two cocktails are the Avila Spritz (Lisboa Gin, Martini Fiero, Bacana Sangria) and the Avila Fizz (Lisboa Gin, Lemon Juice and Bacana Sangria). Mocktails (non-alcoholic), one of today’s biggest trends, will also soon be created to further enhance the good working experience at Avila.

“At a time when companies are finding it difficult to meet face-to-face with their work teams on an occasional basis, in a flexible workspace like Avila Spaces, this is a way of bringing people together in the evening and contributing to the well-being of teams,” says Carlos Gonçalves, CEO of Avila Spaces.

A view of a coworking space's new cocktail brand.

“Gin Lovers and Avila Spaces are two Portuguese lifestyle brands with the same values and which perfectly embody our slogan: From Portugal to the World. We were the first gin and tonic brand ambassador in Portugal and Avila Spaces is the best coworking space in the world, so this partnership makes perfect sense. These are two Portuguese brands that are committed to innovation and game-changing concepts in their markets,” says João Soares, Managing Partner of Gin Lovers.

In addition to these cocktails, Avila Spaces and Gin Lovers will also offer happy hours to customers of the three coworking spaces, which take place quarterly at Embaixada (Príncipe Real), where Gin Lovers has a bar and restaurant; the first event took place on April 4.

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Here, it will be possible to take an exclusive mixology workshop with Gin Lovers bartenders: the aim is to provide a new networking experience outside the usual workplace, in a vibrant part of the city, as a way of promoting interaction and creativity. This partnership will also give Avila Spaces customers a 10% discount on the entire Gin Lovers menu, at the Embassy and in the online store.

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ABOUT AVILA SPACES

Founded in 2004, Avila Spaces currently has more than 1,000 national and international clients and is a member and representative in Portugal of the largest network of business centers in the world, the eOffice International Network. This network has over 300 locations and is managed from the UK. Avila Spaces has its premises in Lisbon, on Avenida da República and in the Atrium Saldanha shopping center. In 2019 and 2021, it was awarded ‘Best Coworking Space’ at the South Europe Startup Awards, which reinforced the company’s leadership in the flexible and shared workspace sector and its ability to provide a culture and environment that stimulates innovation, in addition to its services and resources made available to fast-growing tech startups.

ABOUT GIN LOVERS

In 2013, the dream of a small group of gin enthusiasts went beyond the limits of social networks and informal meetings between friends. What began as a passion project turned into something much more significant. After organizing workshops and events, creating and launching the world’s first gin magazine and publishing two books on gin, Gin Lovers won unanimous recognition as gin’s ambassador in Portugal. The following years consolidated Gin Lovers as a robust and dynamic project, leading to its expansion into various business areas. In 2015, we took our first step by opening the 100% Gin Lovers space – Gin Lovers Bar & Restaurant – located in the heart of Lisbon’s historic center. Here, we bring together a bar, restaurant and store, creating an immersive gin experience that is truly unique in Lisbon.

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